Asset Management Services (AMS) is responsible for maintaining the University’s assets and providing access to high quality facilities for students, staff and the community, across multiple campuses and study nodes.
The Planning and Development team is responsible for strategic planning of new facilities, and refurbishment of existing, to ensure the implementation of projects and initiatives which support the aims and delivery of the University Strategic Plan. The team holds responsibility for implementation and revision of Campus Master Plans, development of design standards, procurement and management of consultants, feasibility studies for new projects, coordination of design and documentation of new projects, and liaison with Capital & Commercial to ensure project objectives are met.
Under general direction of the University Architect, the Project Officer provides support for the management of AMS projects and initiatives.
- Development of project design documentation, from concept design to ‘for construction’, for AMS construction projects to support procurement processes. On behalf of AMS, provide feedback on projects during construction to ensure AMS interests are represented, and quality and functionality objectives are met
- In accordance with the agreed USC Project Management Framework, assist in the management of projects, and/or provide principal support for the management of projects as required, including liaison with stakeholders and consultants, preparation of project documentation, and provision of advice and recommendations to the Coordinator, Planning and Development on project progress and outcomes
- Undertake regular liaison with other AMS staff to ensure currency and accuracy of building information flowing into other AMS information systems including the Space and Asset Management (SAM) system, Building Management System (BMS), Energy Management System (EMS), and others as required
- Provide significant input into the development and implementation of standards for as-built documentation for new capital projects, and undertake quality assurance checks on documentation provided by consultants and contractors to ensure it meets required standards
- Develop and implement a framework, and related procedures, for storage of as-built building information, including conversion of archival documentation to electronic formats
- Contribute to the development, implementation and review of policies, procedures, guidelines and standards for the Planning and Development team and AMS. Provide input to the development and implementation of new strategic initiatives for AMS, including information management procedures and systems
- Other duties within the range of skills normally associated with a position of this classification in an evolving environment, as directed by the Coordinator, Planning and Development
Applicants need to demonstrate:
- Education, training and relevant experience equivalent to completion of a tertiary qualification combined with at least two years subsequent experience in preparation of project documentation and project management, preferably in building construction or property development
- Excellent Computer Aided Design (CAD) skills, preferably in the Autodesk suite (AutoCAD/Revit). Previous experience in developing CAD-related standards and implementing a consistent document management framework
- Demonstrated high level skills in a broad range of computer software including MS Office, project management software, geographical information systems, BIM systems, statistical analysis and reporting
- Current working knowledge of relevant building codes, standards and legislation, with a proven ability to interpret and apply policies and procedures
- Sound knowledge of construction methods and practices, facility management, asset management and capital projects business processes
- Highly developed interpersonal skills including the capacity to negotiate and gain cooperation from a broad range of staff and stakeholders at all levels and the ability to translate ideas, concepts and information into visual, written and verbal form
- The ability to work both independently and as part of a team; and to use judgement and take initiative in diverse situations
- High level organisational skills, in particular, the ability to meet deadlines, prioritise workloads, manage projects and operate effectively in a high volume work environment, while ensuring that all projects meet performance quality, safety and environmental objectives